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mayor, sonny jim rolph stared into the crowds of those who have gathered. a moment in history. the birth of a publicly own transit system. san francisco municipal railway. muni as it would become to be known. happy birthday, muni, here is to the next 100 years. the birth of muni had been a long-time coming. over the years the city was disjointed privately owned companies. horses and steam and electric-powered vehicles. creating a hodgepodge of transit options. none of them particularly satisfying to city residents. the city transit system like the city itself would have changes during the san francisco earthquake. the transition that will pursue from this aftermath would change san francisco's transportation system once again. facilitated by city boss, abe ruth, ushering in the electric city car. the writing was on the wall. the clammer had begun for the experiment including public transit people. owned by the people and for the people. the idea of a consolidated city-owned transit system had begun traction. and in 1909, voters went to the polls and created a bond measure to create the p
be fantastic >> thank you very much. >> and i was just ulcer up on jim's presentation. thank you. just also want to thank you. not long ago you gave a water tour for me and commissioner aldz. the one thing that struck me was the tremendous opportunity for expanding those operations. now every time i look at the water i understand the tremendous amount of ships that are waiting to bring in the products. i want to say this is an opportunity that will be a chance to make our port unique and uncomfortable >> will it will be there is an opportunity for export. there's a lot of export places in the west. but china needs a lot of things and they're now focusing on the u.s. and seeing there's a lot of opportunity like iron ore and other products. if so market can shift a little bit more and we can continue to build our project. we've been good to develop our products. we need the market to shift a little bit more. i think also for the great unbelievable at pier 80 i think there's a great opportunity for bringing in more steel direct to rail and out to the u.s. via the rail infrastructure. and ther
now. u.s. remember at the beginning of the iraq war, jim asked me a question, does this still hold true today? do movie stars need be afraid to speak out? and i would say, yes. the lesson is, if what you care about is your pocketbook, if you want to speak out and be pro patriotic and defend america right or wrong, you'll never get in trouble. if you want to be critical of foreign policy because you belief, as a citizen -- remember, we have a thing called the constitution. all men are created equal. everybody, at least from the beginning, white, male, 2 1, with property, could vote. since then we've expanded -- well, i'm not being sarcastic because in terms of the world to have any white male who was sovereign, that we were sovereign. the american revolution declared the people sovereign rather than a king or queen. you couldn't have a king or queen taking your land away because they had finch it to you through sovereign rights. so if every citizen has a right to say what they should or should not do in our government, we would think we could respect that, and yet at the very begi
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